Workampers looking for a paying assignment could easily get a job delivering RVs now. They would need a CDL plus a truck, if they are delivering trailers or 5th wheels. A couple could do fairly well if one delivered a 5th wheel while the other drove a motorhome. Drivers are in short supply.
RV Business reports that "Classic Transport, Elkhart, Ind., is backlogged six weeks on deliveries, according to CEO Bill Garvey. ''Drivers aren't crazy about coming to IN in the snow.'"
Wave Express, on the other hand, has capitalized on the backlog by working directly with the dealers and had an easier time recruiting drivers in those markets rather than in Indiana.
Transporting RVs does have its downsides. You will wear out your truck much faster. Even Garvey admits, this is not full-time work. "We recruit part-time drivers, 50-70 year-olds. We are not able to recruit full-time drivers because when you sit down and do the math it doesn’t work out to full-time income.”
One way to add to your income is to team up with your spouse. Another is to get assignments where you take an RV in the opposite direction after you deliver the first, though that may not be easy to arrange. You'd probably be on your own for this and how many RVs are heading to Indiana?
If you are looking to break into this type of work, now would be a good time. Drivers who respond when the company has a backlog will be at the top of the list when deliveries aren't as plentiful. Jaimie Hall Bruzenak